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Lessons Learned from Arklatex Multi-Gun Match Part I

Alex, AKA Diceman, recently competed in his first multigun match at the Texarkana Gun Club. In part one of his lessons learned, he breaks down each of the four stages, his performance, and what you might take away from that experience.

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AR-15 in on a snowy day

Field Guide to Buying Your First AR-15

The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in the country. This guide discusses a good first rifle configuration, and provides some technical info to back it up.

The Recce Rifle: Builder’s Guide to Modern Classic

The original SEAL Recce Rifle was an in-house modification to M4 carbines. The history goes back to the early 1990s. Since they were so individualized, there really wasn’t a spec, but there is an accepted pattern to follow.

my current battle belt setup

The Battle Belt: 3 Essential Tips for Carrying Gear Like a Boss

The battle belt is a sort of modern iteration of the classic ALICE gear that served the US military from the 70s through late 90s. But there are some significant differences, particularly in the type and amount of load that the belt handles.

The Complete Guide to Your Iron Sight Zero

Most articles walk you through the basic steps of getting your iron sights zeroed, but they lack an explanation of why you’re doing the steps you’re doing. Let’s change that.

Faxon 18" Gunner profile barrel on another project

The AR-15 Barrel Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know

This post summarizes just about everything I’ve learned about rifle barrels in general, and specifically the AR-15. Barrels are an important topic, so settle in for some details.

A Competition 22 Rifle for Everyday Precision Shooters

It’s no secret that I’ve been assembling a 22 target rifle suitable for competition and training use. I’ve been posting articles debating the merits of a competition 22 rifle as a stand-in for larger centerfire rifles when it comes to long-distance training and practice. Well, it’s now time to throw back the curtain on what I’ve built.

HI, I’M MATT.

I’m the founder of The Everyday Marksman. 

I’ve always been an outdoors fanatic and avid shooting enthusiast. As a former military officer and master instructor, I want to bring a different perspective to the firearms and outdoors communities. It’s not just about high-speed shooting and tactics, but the sum of your ability.

I created The Everyday Marksman to teach tactical skills to everyday people seeking a more adventurous life.

Want to learn more about me? Read This →

-Matt, The Marksman

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American Martial Arts

In session 003, Allison and I talk about the underlying philosophy of The Everyday Marksman and why I believe in teaching tactical skills for all citizens is an important goal.

BDC vs MRAD Reticles for General Purpose Rifles

In Marksman Live session 002, I talked with Ilya Koshkin (the Dark Lord of Optics) and Jeff Gurwitch on the topic of BDC reticles versus MRAD reticles for general purpose rifles. We also had a Q&A portion with the audience to cover a variety of questions that came up throughout the talk.

Resource Review: Long Range Shooting Handbook

This is my review of Ryan Cleckner’s Long Range Shooting Handbook. It’s a beginner’s guide to precision rifle shooting, and it’s been in my reading queue for nearly a year. In all, I think the book is a worthy read for anyone interested in precision rifles, but it definitely focuses on beginners and might be too basic for some people.

Fun is Allowed, So Stop Being so Serious

There’s been an idea rolling around in my head for a long time: fun is allowed. You see, in today’s short episode, I’m discussing what I hope becomes a recurring theme on the site for a while. Have you ever gotten the sense that we, the people of the gun, take things just a little too seriously?

Marksman Live: Offset Red Dots with LPVO Optics?

In this episode, I’m reposting the audio from the first half of my livestream session with Ilya Koshkin last week. In it, we discussed the utility of LPVO optics with offset red dot sights. Jacob, the Pro-Gun Millennial, also joins us for the fun.

Thank you for coming by The Everyday Marksman. This site and its community are a labor of love. I hope you stick around for a while, and maybe even join us.

-Matt

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